Type block in hopscotch

please don’t just say “first post” for the sake of first post

A feature I’d like to see in Hopscotch is:

a type block

I’d use it for this type of project:

to tell if something is a string or number

Here are some examples of Hopscotch code that could be improved if we had this:

determining if your result is a string or number

Here is an example design I’ve made:

set text to (Type(gorilla))

output: character or image

I’ve seen something similar in another programming languages, it looks like this:

a lot of programming languages have it—this is it in JavaScript:

var x = “type”;
alert(typeof x); // outputs string 
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I’d like variables to only be able to be a single type, which would avoid all of the confusion of losing leading zeroes when you want a string with leading zeroes.


Idk I don’t think we need this really

Just do (variable) + (a number)

If it’s still a number then it’s a number, if it’s the same text as befor with a number at the end it’s a string

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This sounds cool!

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I like this idea!

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If you coded the project, wouldn’t you be able to tell if it’s a string or number?

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not if you used save input

that’s true

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If ;type is equal to an image, what is the output (i am guessing it is image)


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Nice image

Images cost money tho so please refrain from posting too many :wink:


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if ;type is variable, will it define it as variable, or will you also be able to tell what the variable is equal to?

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it means “type of variable” so if variable = 56 then it’d be a number, but if variable = “woah” it’d be a string

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Ok thanks.

Is Hopscotch not statically typed?
Is there a need for this?

save input you can’t tell what the user enters to my knowledge

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I don’t understand…?